No Easy Answers : The Development of the Navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka 1945-1996. Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs, No.2. First Edition in dustjacket

By: GOLDRICK, James

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GOLDRICK, James. No Easy Answers : The Development of the Navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka 1945-1996. New Delhi / London / Hartford, Wisc. :Lancer Publishers / Spantech & Lancer, (1997). First Edition. Pp (3),[iv]-xiii,(1),[1]-225,(1) + photo-leaves. 8vo, photo illustrated paper-covered boards. Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs, No.2. "This book has been published with the support of the Royal Australian Navy Maritmes Studies Program". "No Easy Answers brings together for the first time in a single volume the history of the development of the modern navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. A particular strength is its comprehensive examination of the evolution of naval force structures and the accompanyingdevelopment of truly national doctrine and policies. The tensions of relat ions with the British Royal Navy in the years after the independence of India and Pakistan and the search within both nations for a coherent naval strategy which did not rely upon received Western thought is dealt with at length, as are the efforts made by the two navies to obtain modern ships and weaponry in the 1960s. The 1971 war at sea receives comprehensive treatment with the benefit of material from both India and Pakistan, as well as from external observers within the region. New insights are given on the submarine campaign and into the successful attacks by Indian missile craft on targets at sea and ashore. No Easy Answers continues with an analysis of the later progress of the Indian and Pakistan navies and an examination of the problems they currently face in developing and maintaining operational capabilities in an increasingly complex and demanding maritime environment. On a smaller scale, but no less interesting, is the history of the Sri Lanka Navy, as well as that of the new navy of Bangladesh. The efforts of these services to meet demanding strategic requirements with minimal, at times reducing, resources contain lessons for armed services all over the world. Well-illustrated and extensively footnoted, this book will be valuable not only for those interested in the history of Indian Ocean Navies and navies in general but current policy-makers in the areas of defence and maritime affairs." - from the dj. Chapters: 1. India and Pakistan: The Beginning; 2. The Indian Navy 1947-1971; 3. The Pakistan Navy 1947-1971; 4. The 1971 Indo-Pakistan War at Sea; 5. The Indian Navy 1972-1996; 6. The Pakistan Navy 1972-1996; 7. The Bangladesh Navy; 8. The Sri Lankan Navy; 9. Reflections on Fifty Years. With bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

Title: No Easy Answers : The Development of the Navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka 1945-1996. Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs, No.2. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: GOLDRICK, James

Categories: 80,

Publisher: Lancer Publishers / Spantech & Lancer , New Delhi / London / Hartford, Wisc., 1997, ISBN:1897829027:

Seller ID: 101324

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL PAKISTAN MILITARY INDIA PAKISTANI ASIAN NAVY HISTORY,